December 2, 2015 - Laquan McDonald Shooting & Spike Lee

  • 12/02/2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fires his police chief over the shooting death of a black teen, and Larry discusses colorblind casting with Spike Lee, Rory Albanese and Mike Yard.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

VERY KIND.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WELCOME TO THE "THE NIGHTLY SHOW."

THEY TELL US LARRY.

SPIKE LEE IS JOINING US TONIGHT.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]VERY COOL.

BEFORE WE BEGIN THOUGH I'M SURE YOU ALL HAVE HEARD OF THIS

SHOOTING IN SAN BERNARDINO RIGHTNOW IT'S A HORRIBLE SITUATION

AND STILL UNFOLDS AS WE'RE TAPING AND OUR HEART GOES OUT TO

EVERYBODY.

THIS IS REALLY UNACCEPTABLE OF THE HEELS OF THE SHOOT AT

PLANNED PARENTHOOD IT'S OVERWHELMING.

IT'S HAPPENING TOO MUCH.

LET ME SEE IF I CAN PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE THERE'S BEEN 355

MASS SHOOTINGS THIS YEAR AND WE ARE ONLY ON CALENDAR DAY 336.

THIS HAS REALLY GOT TO STOP.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY.

ANYHOW, ENOUGH TALKING ABOUT THESHOOTINGS FROM THIS YEAR, LET'S

TALK ABOUT ONE FROM LAST YEAR.

>> THIS MORNING THE CHICAGO POLICE CHIEF HAS BEEN FIRED AMID

OUTRAGE OVER THE VIDEOTAPED KILLING OF A BLACK TEENAGER BY A

POLICE OFFICER.

>> FINALLY SOMETHING IT'S STARTING TO HAPPEN IN THIS

TRAGIC SHOOTING.

REMEMBER THE COP SHOT -- YEAH, IDON'T KNOW IF WE WANT TO CLAP

FOR IT BUT HE SHOT THE TEENAGER LAQUAN MCDONALD 16 TIMES,

MULTIPLE TIMES WHEN HE WAS ON THE GROUND IT WAS CLEAR IN THE

VIDEO I DON'T KNOW WHY IT TOOK SO LONG TO GET TIRED.

>> IT TOOK 400 DAYS TO RELEASE THE VIDEO AFTER THE JUDGE

ORDERED THEM TO DO SO.

>> 400 DAYS?

IT TOOK 400 DAYS TO RELEASE THE VIDEO.

BACK WHEN THE VIDEO WAS SHOT "THE NIGHTLY SHOW" WASN'T ON THE

AIR.

DONALD TRUMP WASN'T A CANDIDATE AND PEOPLE CONVINCED THEMSELVES

THAT MEGHAN TRAINOR WAS GOING TOBE A THING

I DON'T REMEMBER THE SONG.

WAS IT GIVE ME THE CANDY BUTT?

I'M PRETTY SURE IT WAS GIVE ME THE CANDY BUTT.

IT WAS A GOOD SONG.

IT TOOK 400 DAYS.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT THIS?

>> ALL THIS AS MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

MOST CONTENTIOUS CHICAGO MAYORALRACE SINCE THE 1980s.

HE WINS, EIGHT DAYS LATER HE'S THERE AS THE CITY COUNCIL VOTES

WITHOUT DEBATE TO AWARD MCDONALD'S FAMILY $5 MILLION.

THE CITY PAYS THE McDONALD FAMILY EVEN BEFORE THE

INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE AND THOUGH THE FAMILY HAD NOT FILED

A WRONGFUL TOGETHER LAWSUIT.

>> Larry: HOLD AND A SECOND.

A CHICAGO MAYOR IN A HEATED ELECTION, TAPE LOST AND MILLIONS

OF CITY MONEY BEING DOLED OUT AFTER ELECTIONS.

YOU KNOW WHAT THIS SOUNDS LIKE -- WHAT'S THE PHRASE -- HOW

DO YOU SAY?

>> COVER UP.

>> COVER UP.

>> COVER UP.

>> SOME SORT OF COVER UP.

>> COVER UP.

>> Larry: I CAN'T THINK OF IT.

I WISH THERE WERE A SHORT WAY TOSAY SOMETHING'S BEING COVERED

UP.

THAT'S ALL I KNOW I CAN'T UNDERSTAND THIS TYPE OF

CORRUPTION.

WHY WOULD PEOPLE BEHAVE THIS WAY.

IT MATES ME SAD AND MAD.

I WISH I WERE IN A HAPPY PLACE WITH RAINBOW AND MEADOWS WHERE

SOMEONE CAN EXPLAIN THIS TO ME AND MAKE ME LESS SAD AND MAD.

I KNOW THE PLACE, COME ON KIDS, LET ME TAKE YOU DOWN TO

CORRUPTION JUNCTION.

>> CORRUPTION JUNCTION, YAY! >> Larry: IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK

IN CORRUPTION JUNCTION WHERE RAINBOWS HAVE WINGS AND DREAMS

ARE MADE OF UNICORNS AS LONG AS YOU CAN GREASE THE RIGHT PALMS.

HA, HA, HA.

I WISH SOMEONE WAS HERE TO HELP ME UNDERSTAND ALL THE BAD STUFF

GOING ON IN CHICAGO.

>> DID SOMEBODY SAY BAD STUFF?

>> Larry: HEY, EVERYBODY, IT'S THE CORRUPTION JUNCTION CITY

COMPTROLLER WINKLES THE WEASEL.

>> I'M SORRY I'M LATE I WAS PAYING OFF MAYOR RAM THE ANIMAL.

YEAH, HE SHOOK ME DOWN FOR A BRIEFCASE FULL OF GUMBALLS.

WHAT AN [BLEEP].

>> Larry: WHY WOULD YOU PAY OFF THE MAYOR?

>> THAT'S HOW IT WORKS IN CORRUPTION JUNCTION.

>> Larry: THAT'S SO SAD BUT I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE

CORRUPTION AROUND CHICAGO.

I MEAN, THE OFFICIAL POLICE REPORT SAID THE KID WAS LUNGING

BUT THE VIDEO SHOWS THAT WAS FALSE SO SOMEBODY WAS LYING.

>> LYING?

SOUNDS LIKE SOMEBODY NEEDS TO LEARN THEIR A-B-Cs.

>> Larry: A-B-Cs?

>> YEAH, ALWAYS BE CORRUPT

>> Larry: OH.

>> LYING IS ONE OF CORRUPTION'S BEST FRIENDS.

>> Larry: OH.

I GET IT.

IT'S NOT JUST THE POLICE VIDEO THERE WAS ANOTHER VIDEO RECORDED

AT LIKE A BURGER KING THAT MAY HAVE CAPTURED THE WHOLE INCIDENT

BUT THEN THIS HAPPENED.

>> POLICE CAME INTO THE RESTAURANT SHORTLY AFTER THE

SHOOTING, DEMANDED ACCESS TO THEVIDEO SYSTEM AND THEN THE NEXT

DAY WHEN THE DISTRICT MANAGER CAME TO LOOK AT THE FOOTAGE IT

WAS GONE.

IT WAS DELETED.

>> Larry: BLEATED, WINKLES.

HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT?

>> DID SOMEBODY SAY DELETED?

>> IT'S GARY THE GARBAGE MAN.

>> Larry: OH, MY GOSH.

>> HE CLEANS ALL THE MESSES AROUND CORRUPTION JUNCTION.

>> HI, KIDS.

>> Larry: WHAT, HEY, WHAT ARE YOU DOING, GARY?

>> IT'S THE NEXT STEP, A-B-C-D, LARRY, D.

DESTROY ALL LOOSE ENDS.

>> Larry: YOU CAN'T DO THAT.

>> YOU CAN IN CORRUPTION JUNCTION.

DID YOU KNOW BURGER KING HAD 86 MINUTES OF FOOTAGE AND NOW IT'S

ALL GONE.

YAY! >> Larry: WAIT, WHY AM I

CLAPPING.

THIS ISN'T RIGHT.

THANKFULLY THE DASH-CAM WASN'T DELETED AND THE JUDGE ORDERED IT

TO BE RELEASED BUT IF HE HADN'T ORDERED THAT HE WOULDN'T HAVE

BEEN CHARGED.

>> CA-CAW, CA-CAW. IT'S THEPERFECT COVERUP

>> IT'S JIMMY THE CROW.

>> Larry: YOU AGREE RIGHT? THISWAS A COVERUP

>> I IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THEY FORGOT ABOUT A-B-C-D-E, E FOR

ETHICAL JOURNALIST.

HE FORCED THEM TO RELEASE THE VIDEO.

BOO.

>> Larry: NO, BOO, YOU GUYS.

I SAY IT'S A-B-C-D-E-F, FINALLY.

NOTHING?

>> NOTHING.

>> NO.

THAT'S NOT WHAT F IS FOR, LARRY.

F IS FOR [BLEEP].

AS IN EVERYBODY INVOLVED IN THISCOVER IS [BLEEP].

CA-CAW.

>> YOU SAID IT.

LARRY, I SURE HOPE YOU LEARNED YOUR LESSON IN CORRUPTION

JUNCTION.

NEVER EVER CHANGES.

>> Larry: BOY, YOU REALLY ARE A LITTLE [BLEEP] WEASEL.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE ON THIS EPISODE OF CORRUPTION

JUNCTION.

JOIN US NEXT TIME WHEN THE NFL COMES BY AND TEACHES US HOW NOT

TO TALK ABOUT BRAIN DAMAGE.

YAY, GOOD-BYE, EVERYBODY.

>> CORRUPTION JUNCTION, YAY.

>> WELCOME BACK.

OUR FIRST GUEST WON AN HONORARY ACADEMY AWARD THIS MONTH, HIS

NEW JOINT OPENS IN THEATRESFRIDAY, WELCOME DIE-HARD

TORONTO RAPTORS FAN ANDFILMMAKER -- SORRY, SPIKE.

THIS YOUR CROWD, MAN.

>> THEY MUST BE FROM BROOKLYN.

>> Larry: HOME COOKING.

>> ANY BROOKLYN IN THE HOUSE?

>> Larry: OKAY.

SO YOU'RE MOVIE "CHI-RAQ" IS THAT HOW YOU SAY IT?

>> "CHI-RAQ."

>> Larry: THIS IS BASED ON A 2600-YEAR-OLD PLAY.

>> WRITTEN BY ARISTOTLE.

WE FELT THE PREMISE WHICH IS WOMEN GOING ON THE SEX STRIKE TO

STOP THE WAR.

SO WE TOOK THE PREMISE AND MOVEDIT TO SOUTH SIDE CHICAGO

CONTEMPORARY TODAY.

>> Larry: SO THIS IS INTERESTINGTO ME.

THE WOMEN REFUSE TO HAVE SEX WITH THE MEN TO GET PEACE AND

THEN THE MEN GET FRUSTRATED.

I'M ASSUMING THESE AREN'T MARRIED MEN.

>> SOME ARE.

>> Larry: NO, YOUR FILM IS SO STYLIZED.

IT'S DONE LIKE IN VERSE.

>> NOT ALL IN VERSE BUT A LOT OFITS.

WE FELT IT WOULDN'T BE SO FOREIGN BECAUSE WE FELT PEOPLE

WOULD GET PAST THE FIRST SCENE THEY'D BE WITH IT.

>> Larry: TO KEEP IT 100 YOU COULD HAVE TAKEN AN iPHONE

THROUGH CHICAGO AND HAD AN AMAZING MOVIE.

>> WELL, DEPENDS WHAT TYPE OF MOVIE.

>> Larry: THIS STUFF HAPPENING AT EVERY TURN IT SEEMS.

>> THE THING I'D LIKE TO SAY IT'S NOT JUST CHICAGO.

IT'S A CANARY IN THE COAL MINE BUT BROOKLYN, THE BRONX,

MANHATTAN, PHILADELPHIA, MURDERLAND, DC, DODGE CITY,

ATLANTA, SOUTH CENTRAL L.A.

YOU MIGHT CALL IT AN EPIDEMIC.

>> Larry: WHY ARE PEOPLE UPSET WITH THE TITLE "CHIRAQ."

>> IT WAS A LOCAL REFERENCE.

>> Larry: YOU MADE A MOVIE YOU COULD HAVE CALLED IT SHE DOESN'T

WANT IT ANY MORE.

>> I COULD HAVE.

TITLE TELLS A LOT.

>> Larry: TELLS US WHAT WE'RE GOING SEE.

>> AND WHILE WE WERE FILMING THEFILM FROM JUNE 1 TO JULY 9, 330

GOT SHOT AND IT'S ESCALATED SINCE THEN.

>> Larry: WHAT'S THE SOLUTION?

DO YOU HAVE A SOLUTION OR DO WE JUST NEED TO SEE THIS AS PLAINLY

POSSIBLE.

YOU HAVE WAKE UP AT THE END.

>> THE TAKEAWAY FROM THE FILM IS88 AMERICANS DIE EVERY DAY DUE

TO GUN VIOLENCE WHICH ADDS UP TO32,000 --

>> Larry: THE INCIDENCE TODAY INSAN BERNARDINO.

>> LAST WEEK WAS COLORADO AND WE'RE A CIVILIZED NATION.

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE THE MOST CIVILIZED NATION ON EARTH.

88 AMERICANS SHOULD NOT BE DYINGEVERY DAY DUE TO GUN VIOLENCE.

>> Larry: I AGREE.

LET'S DO ONE MORE THING.

WE'RE GOING TO DO A GAME WE LIKETO CALL KEEP IT 100.

KEEP IT A HUNDRED.

>> 100.

>> Larry: YOU KNOW HOW IT WORKS.

KEEP IT 100 AND YOU GET THAT IF NOT I'LL HAVE TO THROW SOME

WEAK TEA AT YOU.

YOU KNOW HOW IT WORKS.

OBAMA INVITES YOU TO DINNER AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

AFTER DINNER HE SAYS HE'LL SHOW YOU ALL THE CRAZY AREA 51

[BLEEP].

LIKE ALL THE UFO STUFF, HE'S SAYING SPIKE I'M ABOUT TO LEAVE

OFFICE AND SHOWING YOU AND ONLY YOU BUT ON THE NIGHT HE'S GOING

TO SHOW YOU THE KNICKS ARE IN GAME SEVEN OF THE NBA TITLE --

>> GAME SEVEN.

>> Larry: HOLD ON, OBAMA IS GIVING YOU THE SECRET TO THE

UNIVERSE.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THOUGH I WAS AT GAME SEVEN.

>> Larry: YOU'VE BEEN TO GAME SEVEN?

YOU DON'T WANT TO LEARN ABOUT UFOs.

HE GETS ONE OF THESE.

SPIKE LEE, EVERYBODY.

STICK AROUND AND JOIN THE COUCH.

>> Larry: WELCOME BACK.

"THE NIGHTLY SHOW" CONTRIBUTOR RORY ALBANESE AND ONCE AGAIN HIS

NEW FILM "CHIRAQ" OPENS DECEMBER4.

SPIKE LEE JOINING US.

AND FOR EVERYONE AT HOME JOIN OUR CONVERSATION ON TWITTER

USING THE HASHTAG #TONIGHTLY.

WE HAVE WORLD FAMOUS DIRECTOR SPIKE LEE WE CAN TALK ABOUT THE

ISSUE OF COLOR BLIND CASTING INMOVIES.

WHEN IT WAS LEAKED EXECS WERE THINKING OF WHO TO PLAY JAMES

BOND AUTHOR ANTHONY HOROWITZ SAID ALBA WAS TOO STREET AND

PEOPLE WERE UPSET ABOUT THAT BUTEVEN YAPHET KOTTO WAS IN A BOND

MOVIE SAID JAMES BOND WAS ESTABLISHED BY A WHITE CHARACTER

PLAYED BY WHITE ACTORS.

BLACK MEN SHOULD STOP PLAYING ROLES FOR WHITES.

>> SOUNDS LIKE HE DIDN'T GET THEROLE AND NOW DOESN'T WANT NOBODY

TO BE BOND.

>> HE'D BE GREAT.

>> Larry: HE'S MORE BRITISH THANANYTHING ELSE.

REALLY, THE CHARACTER REPRESENTSENGLAND TRYING TO HOLD ON TO THE

IDEA OF A SUPERIOR ENGLAND.

AS IT WAS BECOMING A FLOATING MUSEUM AT THAT TIME.

LET'S KEEP IT 100.

JAMES BOND WAS HOLDING ONTO THAT.

>> USA WAS KICKING SOME [BLEEP],MAN.

AM I RIGHT?

>> Larry: DO YOU THINK PEOPLE WOULD BE OKAY WITH A GAY JAMES

BOND?

>> PEOPLE AIN'T COOL WITH GAY MARRIAGE YOU THINK THEY'LL BE

COOL WITH A GAY JAMES BOND.

BABY STEPS.

>> THERE'S A LOT OF GAYNESS ALREADY IN JAMES BOND MOVIES.

THE GUYS, BLOWAND THE MAN WITH AGOLDEN GUN.

>> BUT PUSSY GALORE WAS NOT GAY.

>> WHAT'S THAT BECOME LIKE PENISGALORE.

OCTOCOCKY.

>> THE INNUENDOS BETWEEN HIM ANDWHAT'S THE SECRETARY'S NAME?

>> MR. MONEYPEN.

>> Larry: ISN'T IT AN ACTOR'S JOB TO PLAY SOMETHING THEY'RE

NOT.

>> IT DEPENDS ON THE ROLE.

SOME ACTORS WANT TO TRY NEW STUFF AND OTHER PEOPLE STAY IN

THEIR LANE.

IT DEPENDS ON THE INDIVIDUAL.

>> Larry: DO YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH ANY ETHNICITY

PLAYING ANY ROLE.

>> DEPENDING ON THE ROLE.

>> Larry: LIKE YOU DIDN'T WANTAUDITION WHITE ACTORS FOR

MALCOLM X >> CHRISTOPHER PLUMBER IS IN IT

>> Larry: FOR THE ROLE OFMALCOLM?

>> NO, AUDITIONS IN IT.

>> Larry: NO, FOR THE ROLE.

THIS IS WHAT I'M SAYING.

THIS IS WHAT I'M SAYING.

WHY CAN'T A WHITE MAN PLAY MALCOLM X.

>> IT WAS BEFORE HE CAME TO THE PICTURE.

>> WE'RE NOT CONDITIONED TO ACCEPT BLACK PEOPLE IN CERTAIN

WAYS LIKE A SUPERHERO MOVIE.

THAT'S WHY THE ONLY ONE WAS HANCOCK. HE WAS DRUNK AND

PEOPLE COULD ACCEPT THAT. HECOULD SAVE THE WORLD.

>> Larry: BLAZE.

HE WAS A VAMPIRE.

WE CAN'T BE REGULAR.

BLADE COULD ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT, GUYS.

ONLY OUT AT NIGHT.

>> AND THE THING TOO IS SUPERHERO FANS ARE SUCH NERDS

THEY CAN SUSPEND THEIR DISBELIEFA GUY CAN SHOOT WEB OUT OF HIS

ARMS, AND SAVE PEOPLE BUT THAT GUY'S BLACK, I CAN'T HANDLE IT.

I DON'T HAVE THAT BIG OF AN IMAGINATION.

>> WITH STAR WARS I HAVE TO COMMENT JJ ABRAMS FOR PUTTING

DIVERSITY IN THE CAST.

>> Larry: WHAT WAS THAT CONTROVERSY, WHAT WAS THAT ALL

ABOUT?

>> A BLACK STORM TROOPER.

>> Larry: IT'S A STORM TROOPER?

>> THERE IS NO DARTH VADER.

>> DON'T SAY THAT [BLEEP].

>> IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO.

WE'RE JUST NOT AS ADVANCED AS WETHINK WE ARE.

WE DON'T EVEN HAVE A BAND-AID FOR BLACK PEOPLE.

THAT'S CRAZY.

WHERE'S AL SHARPTON ON THIS ONE.

>> WE NEED MORE BROTHERS ON THE WALL.

>> Larry: SO IT'S NOT JUST BLACK.

IS THERE A LATINO SUPERHERO OR ASIAN?

>> BRUCE LEE.

>> WELL, BRUCE LEE'S NOT A SUPERHERO.

>> HE WAS JUST A BAD MOTHER [BLEEP].

>> HE'S A BAD MOTHER [BLEEP].

>> ONE PUNCH ALONE.

>> FEELS LIKE ASIA HAS A WHOLE CINEMA ONTO THEMSELVES AND

THERE'S A TON OF ASIAN SUPERHEROES, LATINO NOT REALLY

AND IT WOULD BE GREAT TO MAKE ONE --

>> Larry: NASHO LIBRE >> ZORO.

WHAT A GREAT TIME TO HAVE A MEXICAN SUPERHERO LIKE BREAK

DOWN THE WALL AND KILL TRUMP.

HE'S THE EVIL VILLAIN AND HE'S THE RICH EVIL [BLEEP] HOLE.

>> Larry: AND HE GETS HIS STRENGTH.

>> I DON'T KNOW.

>> Larry: HE'S A SUPERHERO.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.